Get yourself in the draw to win goodies from the legendary US brand that inspired the creation of the “pickleback” drink
Hailing originally from Detroit in the US, McClure’s Pickles was founded by the McClure brothers in 2006 when they began selling their kitchen concoctions based on great-grandmother Lala’s recipes. Made with local produce, the pickles and relishes fast became a national favourite – and even inspired the creation of a drink.
Legend has it that bartender Reggie Cunningham of Bushwick Country Club bar in Brooklyn NY was looking for something to follow a shot of whiskey one night, and poured a glass of McClure’s pickle brine to follow. Thus was born the “Pickleback”, where a shot of whiskey is chased by a shot of pickle brine.
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Not only does McClure’s pickle brine make a great whiskey chaser, their Spicy Pickles and Garlic & Dill Pickles are also perfect beer snacks – especially when deep fried and paired with craft beer. At Toast we’re also big fans of McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix which can be blended with tomato juice and vodka for a tongue-tinglingly good Bloody Mary (pictured).
This week, Toast has a McClure’s gourmet pickle set to give away to one lucky reader. The set includes a jar of McClure’s Pickles, a jar of McClure’s amazing Bloody Mary Mix, and three bags of McClure’s Kettle Chips (pictured below).
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